It was a violent attack on the governmental prison building named Bastille. The Parisians attacked the fortress-prison because inside were held, political prisoners. This was the start of the French Revolution.
The Tennis Court Oath
1789 - 1791
It was a pledge that was signed in the early days of the French Revolution and was an important revolutionary act that showed the belief that political authority came from society and not from the monarchy.
Abolition of Feudalism
August 4, 1789 - July 17th, 1793
It was basically to abolish old rules, taxes, and privileges left over from the feudal system.
Declaration of The Rights of Man and of The Citizen
August 26 1789 - October 10 1793
It is a human civil rights document from the French Revolution. This paper explains a list of rights, such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and separation of powers.
Woman`s March On Versailles
October 5 1789 - October 6 1789
It was also known as October March and it was one of the earliest and most significant. The purpose of this was for the revolutionaries to gain confidence in the power of the people over the king.
Royal Flight to Varennes
June 20 1791 - June 21 1791
The Royal Flight to Varennes was a significant episode in the French Revolution in which King Louis XVI of France, his queen Marie Antoinette, and their family failed the attempt to escape from Paris in order to set up a counter-revolution
French Revolutionary Wars
April 20, 1792 - March 25, 1802
The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of sweeping military conflicts lasting from 1792 until 1802 and resulting from the French Revolution. They pitted France against Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia and several other monarchies
Execution of King Louis XVI
January 21 1793
One day after being convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers and sentenced to death by the French National Convention, King Louis XVI is executed by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris
Reign of Terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
The Reign of Terror refers to a period of the French Revolution when, a series of massacres and numerous public executions took place in response to revolutionary fervor, anti-clerical sentiment, and spurious
Coup of 18 Brumaire
November 9, 1799
coup d'état overthrew the system of government under the Directory in France and substituted the Consulate, making way for the despotism of Napoleon Bonaparte. The event is often viewed as the effective end of the French Revolution.